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NATIONAL SECURITY

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee delivers his annual policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Wednesday
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 25, 2023
Hong Kong's leader says to create new national security law in 2024
Pro-democracy protests rocked the finance hub in 2019, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to call for more autonomy from China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Dec 20, 2022
In dealing with Beijing, Tokyo must adopt a strong security front
Chinau2019s military expansion and its challenges to the existing international order have had a significant effect on the defense policies of Japan and the U.S., not to mention Taiwan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 8, 2022
Japan to describe China military moves as 'challenge' to international order
The planned reference may provoke Beijing, but the wording is softer than "threat," a term some Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers have backed.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 8, 2022
Beijing laws are the barrier to improving Hong Kong’s human rights image
To improve Hong Kongu2019s deteriorating image, the starting point is at home, not overseas
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 27, 2021
U.S. lawyers tell British court Assange can safely be extradited
Lawyers for the U.S. have argued that the WikiLeaks founder's mental health should not prevent him from facing justice.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 5, 2021
Hong Kong’s colonial-era sedition laws are back
The use of sedition laws also implies that Hong Kong society will be further placed under surveillance with the integration of the new national security law along with other draconian rules.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 2, 2021
Japan, the national security superpower
Even I can see the opportunity that Japan has to become a national security superpower.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 26, 2020
U.S. flirtation with 'technonationalism' means trouble for the world
Taking this policy to its logical conclusion, Washington should deny cutting edge technology to any country u2014 even its allies u2014 to preserve its pre-eminence.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 13, 2020
Being 'offensive' in the digital era
There is no need to be scared off by going on the offensive, even in u201cdefense-orientedu201d Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY
Jul 8, 2020
A special ‘birthday gift’ for Hong Kong
China has forced a new national security law onto the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. While the new law was anticipated, few thought it would be as draconian as it is, with unprecedented scope and reach. The legislation threatens fundamental freedoms that characterized life in Hong Kong and distinguished it from that on the mainland. The question today is whether imposition of this law signals the emergence of a new China, or whether Hong Kong is truly “special” and this legislation is merely an extension of Beijing’s authoritarianism to the former British-run enclave.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 8, 2020
America’s Hong Kong approach does more harm than good
Washington intends to signal its resolve to Beijing, but Hong Kong is not reliant on U.S. goodwill.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 6, 2020
Who lost Hong Kong on June 30?
While Xi Jinping may feel that he is winning the battle over Hong Kong, he is actually losing the war against the international community.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 3, 2020
Hong Kong brokers are already reading from Beijing’s script
Some worry that the national security law will compromise analystsu2019 credibility. Itu2019s a bit late for that.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 2, 2020
Hong Kong national security law: Is China aiming to save the golden goose?
Japan needs to continue to convey to Beijing that the new national security law must be carefully implemented to ensure the "One country, two systems" model stays intact.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 7, 2020
Japan’s challenges balancing national security and economics
National security and economic interests are perhaps more tightly bound together than ever before.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 11, 2020
National security is in the eye of the beholder
National security is being used as a respectable veneer for otherwise legally questionable actions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 1, 2020
NSC change prepares Japan for new global realities
Japan is moving toward a wiser decision-making process when it comes to key security questions.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2019
Employee of Japanese trading house Itochu sentenced to three years in prison in China
An employee of Japanese trading house Itochu Corp., who was detained in China in 2018 on suspicion of harming national security, has been sentenced to three years in prison in the country, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday.
EDITORIALS
Nov 3, 2019
A needed revamp of the National Security Council
The new NSC better positions Japan to take on and respond to new challenges.
EDITORIALS
Oct 18, 2019
Overzealous reform to protect national security
While stricter scrutiny of foreign investments is warranted, a new government proposal goes too far.

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